June 15

Remembering Frederick Eldridge

Remembering Frederick Eldridge

Frederick “Fred” Louis Eldridge, MD, a professor in the School of Medicine for 25 years, died peacefully at home on June 1, 2017 at the age of 92.

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Researchers Identify How Class of Drugs Blocks Hepatitis C Virus Replication

Researchers Identify How Class of Drugs Blocks Hepatitis C Virus Replication

For the first time, researchers at UNC, led by David McGivern, PhD, have identified how the class of antiviral drugs known as NS5A inhibitors interacts with the virus, and their findings show a difference between strains of HCV. These results were published in PLOS Pathogens.

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Standing Committee Election: Voting ends June 16

As you know, the annual UNC School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections offer an opportunity for you to participate in medical school governance.

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Announcing the FY18 Children’s Quality Goals

Children’s Services continues to emphasize safe and high-quality patient care as the focus of our clinical care mission. To this end, The Children’s Improvement Council was formed in January of this year and already has been hard at work.

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The Murky Ethics of Right-to-Try Legislation

The Murky Ethics of Right-to-Try Legislation

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with Liz Richardson, managing associate at the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, about the murky ethics of right-to-try legislation.

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture: Treatment of Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Brandi Reeves, MS. Approaches to treatment for patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma requires evaluation of previous treatments, the toxicities associated with them, and an assessment of prognostic factors. This lecture will share updates and new options of treatment for this disease. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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Mackman to lead 4-year $1.5-million award study into role of clotting protease and receptor in the innate immune response to viral infections

Mackman to lead 4-year $1.5-million award study into role of clotting protease and receptor in the innate immune response to viral infections

UNC receives $1.5-million grant to study the role of a clotting protease and receptor in the innate immune response to viral infections. Nigel Mackman, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, is the principal investigator of a 4-year $1.5-million award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. This grant will determine the role of thrombin activation of protease-activated receptor 1 in the innate immune response to viral infections.

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UNC Orthopaedics receives accreditation for new sports medicine fellowship

UNC Orthopaedics receives accreditation for new sports medicine fellowship

The Department of Orthopaedics recently received accreditation for a new fellowship for orthopaedic sports medicine. Alex Creighton, MD, will serve as program director.

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'Hot Topics in Emergency Medicine' set for June 21-23

Michael Harrigan, MD and Ana Felix, MD have organized a conference in collaboration with adjunct faculty at the University of Porto in Portugal. The conference, titled "Hot Topics in Emergency Medicine," will take place June 21-23.

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The NIH Requirement for Single IRBs: What's Happening @UNC

CTSA Conversations: The NIH Requirement for Single IRBs: What's Happening @UNC. Join us in discussing how UNC is preparing to implement this new requirement.

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Willis laboratory recognized by Society of Endocrinology for excellence in endocrine research

Willis laboratory recognized by Society of Endocrinology for excellence in endocrine research

The Willis laboratory has been recognized by the Society of Endocrinology for excellence in endocrine research and practice and for contributions to the wider biomedical and biological sciences field. The award was chosen by a panel on the basis of originality, scientific content, presentation and contribution to the field. The award will be presented to Monte Willis, PhD, at the Society’s Annual BES Conference in Harrogate, UK on November 7.

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